NEW BLOOMFIELD — The Russellville Indians scored eight runs in each of the fourth and fifth innings Monday to pull past the New Bloomfield Wildcats for a 19-3 win in five innings.
New Bloomfield drops to 4-18 overall and 0-5 in the Show-Me Conference, while Russellville — ranked No. 6 in Class 2 — improves to 15-9 overall and 3-2 in conference play.
The game was tied at 3 through three innings before Russellville scored 16 unanswered runs to end the game early by run-rule.
In the bottom of the first with two outs, Luke Nadler drew a walk, Clayton Martin was hit by a pitch and RJ Saleny walked to load the bases for the Wildcats. Nash Quick then reached base on catcher's interference, which scored Nadler to cut the Russellville lead to 2-1.
In the third, Saleny hit an RBI double to center field, scoring Martin. Later in the inning, Saleny scored on an RBI groundout by Ashton Schuster to tie the game at 3.
Jacob Lane pitched the first three innings for New Bloomfield, receiving the no-decision. He finished the game with five strikeouts.
Nick Thompson had three hits and six RBI to lead Russellville.
New Bloomfield will wrap up the regular season with a game starting at 5 p.m. today at North Callaway. Last week's rainout against St. Elizabeth has not been rescheduled.